Definition of Battle of verdun
1. Noun. A battle in World War I (1916); in some of the bloodiest fighting in World War I the German offensive was stopped.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: First World War, Great War, War To End War, World War 1, World War I
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
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Literary usage of Battle of verdun
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"... THE battle of verdun RAOUL BLANCHARD TI THE Battle of Verdun, which continued I through from February 21, 1916, to the 16th of December, ranks next to ..."
2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"... Battle of Verdun is perhaps the •*• only major operation of the present world war which is like the battles of all former wars in the fact that it was ..."
3. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"So on March 2, 1916, the second phase of the battle of Verdun began with an attack upon the French positions west of the Meuse. By this time, however, ..."
4. General Joffre and His Battles by Raymond Recouly (1916)
"THE battle of verdun OF all cities in the world, none gave the impression of a stronghold more strikingly than Verdun. The great encircling walls, ..."
5. Modern Times and the Living Past by Henry William Elson (1921)
"AFTER THE battle of verdun French naval guns taken by the Germans and later ... The battle of Verdun cost the Germans half a million men, and the French ..."
6. They Shall Not Pass by Frank Herbert Simonds (1916)
"m battle of verdun ANOTHER GETTYSBURG FAILURE OF CROWN PRINCE LIKENED BY FRENCH TO "HIGH TIDE" OF CONFEDERACY THE parallel between Gettysburg in your Civil ..."